Climate Change Science and Solutions Specialization

Human induced climate change is one of the main drivers of the Anthropocene. The physical science of the earth's climate and its sensitivity to pollution is remarkably complex and an area of intense study. The resulting perturbations to the earth system permeate through and impact ecological and human systems.

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    Program Courses

    Core

    Two required courses.

    Course Fall 2021 Spring 2022 Fall 2022 Spring 2023
    ENV 630
    The Physical Science of Climate Change
      Raymond
    Tu,Th 10:30-11:50
      Raymond
    ENV 840
    Climate Change Policy and Perspectives
    Esty
    M,W 2:30-3:50
      Esty
    Tentative
     

    Elective

    Students must complete four elective courses, one of which must be from the “Practicums and Seminars” bin. The remaining three courses may come from any of the four bins.

    Climate Mitigation

    Course Fall 2021 Spring 2022 Fall 2022 Spring 2023
    ENV 594
    Global Carbon Cycle
    Denning
    M,W 9:00-10:20
             
    ENV 635
    Renewable Energy Project Finance
      Gross
    M,W 7:30pm-8:50pm
      Gross
    ENV 716
    Renewable Energy
              Tentative
    ENV 800
    Energy Economics and Policy Analysis
      Gillingham
    M,W 10:30-11:50
      Gillingham
    ENV 814
    Energy Systems Analysis
    Rao
    M,W 9:00-10:20
      Rao  
    ECON 331
    The Economics of Energy and Climate Change
           
    EPS 274
    Fossil Fuels and Energy Transitions
           
    EPS 725
    Geoengineering and Carbon Capture
           
    ENAS 673
    Air Quality and Energy
           
    GLBL 730
    Managing the Clean Energy Transition: Contemporary Energy and Climate Change Policy Making
           

    Climate Impacts

    Course Fall 2021 Spring 2022 Fall 2022 Spring 2023
    ENV 645
    Urbanization, Global Change and Sustainability
    Seto
    Tu 9:00-11:50
      Seto  
    ENV 734
    Biological Oceanography
              Decker
    ENV 773
    Air Pollution Control (APC)
    Gentner
    M,W 2:30-3:45
      Gentner
    Tentative
     
    ENV 793
    Abrupt Climate Change and Societal Collapse
    Weiss
    Th 3:30-5:20
      Weiss
    Tentative
     
    ENV 817
    Urban, Suburban, and Regional Planning Practice
    Kooris
    Tu 4:00-6:50
      Kooris
    Tentative
     
    CDE 547
    Climate Change and Public Health
           
    EPH 571
    Seminar in Climate Change and Health
           
    EPS 140
    Atmosphere, Ocean, and Environmental Change
           

    Climate & Society

    Course Fall 2021 Spring 2022 Fall 2022 Spring 2023
    ENV 590
    The Climate Change Negotiations: A Practical Approach
            Biniaz
    Tentative
     
    ENV 642
    Environmental Justice/Climate Justice
      Torres
    Tu,Th 10:30-11:50
      Tentative
    ENV 761
    Negotiating International Agreements: The Case of Climate Change
              Tentative
    ENV 850
    International Organizations and Conferences
    Geballe
    Tu 5:30-7:50
             
    ENV 873
    Global Environmental History
              Tentative
    ENV 878
    Climate and Society: Past to Present
    Dove
    Th 1:30-3:20
      Dove  
    ANTH 791
    Paleoclimate and Human Response
           
    ECON 432
    Economics of Social Catastrophes: Climate Change and Pandemics
           
    HIST 459J (Yale College course)
    Climate Change and the Humanities
           

    Practicums and Seminar Classes

    Course Fall 2021 Spring 2022 Fall 2022 Spring 2023
    ENV 674
    Seminar in Forest Ecosystem Health and Stability in a Changing Climate
      Ashton
    M,W 4:00-5:20, plus some Friday Field trips
           
    ENV 701
    Seminar on Climate Change Policy and Economics
    Mendelsohn
    M,W 1:00-2:20
      Mendelsohn
    Tentative
     
    ENV 718
    Climate Change Seminar
              Tentative
    ENV 959
    Clinic in Climate Justice, Climate Policy, the Law, and Public Health
    Bozzi
    M 10:00-11:50
    Bozzi
    M 10:00-11:50
    Faculty
    Tentative
    Tentative
    ENV 960
    Climate Solutions Capstone: Nature Based Solutions Clinic
    Gentry
    Tu,Th 4:00-5:20
      Gentry  
    ENV 979
    Climate Solutions Capstone: Sub-National Actors
      Klee
    Tu 2:30-5:20
      Klee
    ENV 981
    Climate, Animals, Food, and Environment Law & Policy Lab — Pre-Registration Deadline: June 25
            Kysar
    Tentative
    Tentative
    ENV 984
    Energy and Climate Change Policy Practicum
              Tentative
    EPH 555
    Practicum in Climate Change, Sustainability and Public Health
           
    EPS 745
    Seminar in Climate and Energy
           
    Climate Change Illustration

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